We've just signed off on the last proof for the November timetable update for Metro Trains Melbourne. Producing public transport timetables is an immensely satisfying job. There is heaps of data that needs to accurately populate the timetable templates and the challenge of finding process improvements along the way. For us, it is the ultimate production process with a zero defect outcome as the aim.
So, the biggest to-do list has been ticked off again right down to the last item. We can put our checklists and standard operating procedures away until the next timetable needs doing and we gleefully tackle the challenge of 300+ spreadsheets of data and a tight timeline.